Press


“Unquestionably one of my favorite estates in Santa Barbara County, Dragonette is run by brothers John and Steve Dragonette, and friend Brandon Sparks-Gillis. They founded the estate in 2005 and release a diverse set of wines, including top notch Pinot Noirs and Chardonnays, two Sauvignon Blancs, and several terrific Rhône blends.”

—Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com


“Dragonette is one of the most fascinating wineries in the Central Coast. The best wines are truly world class, and I don’t use those words lightly.”

—Antonio Galloni, Vinous


“Dragonette Cellars is pushing the boundaries of the Sauvignon Blanc Frontier in the Happy Canyon district of Santa Barbara County.”

—MaryAnn Worobiec, Wine Spectator


“These are beautiful, distinctive and incredibly high quality wines across the board, and at the top end are some of the most impressive wines I was able to taste from Santa Barbara County.”

—Jeb Dunnuck, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


“Some of the best Pinot Noirs, Sauvignon Blancs and Rhône variety–based wines the Central Coast has to offer”

—Jessie Birschbach, The Somm Journal


Recent Reviews


2015 Pinot Noir, Duvarita Vineyard Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 95

2013 MJM Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 95

2014 Pinot Noir Black Label Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 94

2014 Pinot Noir Radian Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous & Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 94

2014 Pinot Noir Duvarita Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93

2014 Pinot Noir Fiddlestix Vineyard Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 92+

2014 Pinot Noir John Sebastiano Vineyard Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 93

2014 Pinot Noir Sta. Rita Hills Antonio Galloni, Vinous & Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 92

2014 Syrah, John Sebastiano Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous & Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 94

2014 Seven Antonio Galloni, Vinous & Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 93

2014 Grenache, John Sebastiano Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93+

2015 Chardonnay, Rita's Crown Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous 93

2015 Chardonnay, Duvarita Vineyard Matt Kettmann, Wine Enthusiast 93

2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Vogelzang Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous & Steve Eliot, Connoisseurs' Guide 93

2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Grassini Vineyard Antonio Galloni, Vinous & Jeb Dunnuck, JebDunnuck.com 92

2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Antonio Galloni, Vinous 92

2016 Rose Joshua Raynolds, Vinous 91